Man charged after stealing $90K rental car from Sydney Airport

A man has been tracked down and charged after stealing a $90,000 rental car from Sydney Airport last month.

Police say the man hired the Audi SQ5 SUV for 7 days at Sydney Airport using fraudulent identification.

When the vehicle was not returned the company reported the car as stolen.


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Following ongoing investigations, police yesterday stopped the Audi on Newbridge Road at Milperra and arrested the driver.

A search of the vehicle, which had altered number plates, allegedly located fraudulent personal identification documents and a quantity of cocaine.

A 35-year-old man was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with seven offences including:

Steal motor vehicle; Dishonestly obtain property by deception; Deal with identity information; Possess identity information; Vehicle displaying altered number plates; Dishonestly possess interfered with unique identifier; and Supply prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today.

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